"Burning" as written by Erlend Otre Oeye, Marcin Tadeusz Oez and Sebastian Maschat....
So many people telling me one way
So many people telling me to stay
Never had time to have my mind made up
Caught in a motion that I don't wanna stop

So many people telling me one way
So many people telling me to stay
Never had time to have my mind made up
Caught in a motion that I don't wanna stop

So many people telling me one way
So many people telling me to stay
Never had time to have my mind made up
Caught in a motion that I don't wanna stop

So many people telling me one way
So many people telling me to stay
Never had time to have my mind made up
Caught in a motion that I don't wanna stop
That I don't wanna stop
That I don't wanna stop


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"Burning" as written by Marcin Tadeusz Oez Erlend Otre Oeye

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    General CommentI hate when people say things are self explanatory. really its open to interpretation,

    I believe the song is about someone who feels lost in their own life, he/she does what his/her friends say just to be apart of something even if he/she doesnt see the point in it at all. Basically living in fear of doing nothing, wants to be apart of something bigger and better but his life is just as mundane as the next persons, so he goes about it the only way he knows and thats to be do what his friends say/do "so many people telling me one way". "never had time to have my mind made up" the person isnt really thinking about what their doing moreso reacting to be apart of something.

    Just like the rest of Whitest Boy Alive's songs, its pretty tragic but an amazing song
    andromeda14on December 16, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with Andromeda's comment. This song is not "self explanatory".

    I talked with a psychologist friend of mine about some stuff and he described exactly what this song is about imho.

    He calls it the "Only child syndrom". Lacking brothers & sisters makes you lack references and leans you to "go with the flow" with never knowing whether what you're doing is right or wrong.

    I like to think this song is about this state of mind. Everyone in his life meets a lot of people, builds his own life in regard of what people tell him, show him, where people lead him. And one day, you just wake up realizing a lot of people have influenced your life in a way or another.

    "So many people telling me one way"
    "So many people telling me to stay"
    is about these people influencing, not necesserily consciously your life by giving you advises or just being a ideal (model) for you.

    "Never had time to have my mind made up" is about this feeling when you wake in your thirties, forties, and looking back at your life with the idea of "Wow, so many time passed, so many things I have done and I don't even know if it was a choice I did consciously or just a model I reproduced unconsciously."

    "Caught in a motion that I don't wanna stop" here's the perfect analysis. You've been caught in this motion, going with the flow w/o even thinking about what you're doing in your own way.
    Elraelon May 23, 2014   Link
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    General Commentits pretty self explainatory, this song rules too
    abadexcuseon May 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagreed, this song is the epitome of cool
    almostgoldon November 21, 2007   Link

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